The 4 Surprising Beauty Benefits of Sex for Your Skin

Turns out the answer to getting rid of your fine lines and wrinkles may not just be in a bottle, it could very well be in your bed. Sexologist (yes, it's a profession - and a lucky one at that!) Dr. Gloria G. Bramer filled us in on how sex can not only keep you young, but keep your skin brighter and blemish-free. Read below to see how sex is good for your skin so next time you're feeling a little "too tired," you can remind yourself it's in the name of beauty. What are you waiting for? Get busy!

Sex Makes You Glow

It's true - sex gives your skin a heavenly glow. Bramer says that having sex improves blood circulation, which helps to pump oxygen to your skin and make it brighter. It also helps to eliminate toxins and can actually make your lips a little fuller.

Sex Controls Your Acne

Just as with people who exercise, Bramer says, having sex reduces your hormone levels and balances them out. The result? Clearer-looking skin, along with healthier hair!

Sex Prevents Dry Skin

No, this doesn't mean you can replace your eight glasses of water with eight hours of sex, but having sex will keep your skin hydrated. Since it improves circulation, the blood will circulate around your body more efficiently, giving your skin the moisture it needs to stay healthy.

Sex Wards Off Aging

Getting busy could set your clock back a few years as far as your appearance is concerned. As you have sex, you are boosting collagen production, which staves off age spots and sagging. That same perk of boosting collagen also means sex helps keep you wrinkle-free! Especially for those stressed-filled workweeks, we can't think of any facial mask that works as well as sex does for your skin.

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